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I have trained a lot of practitioners in the Decision Model and Notation (DMN) – I am closing in on 1,000 decision modeling trainees now – and one of the interesting questions is always their motivation for using decision models. As I look back across all the folks I have trained, four motivations seem to bubble [...]

Continuing to blog from Building Business Capability 2016 I am listening to Railin talking about next steps afterr getytingh funding for rules and process improvement. Railinc is a SaaS company supplying software to the rail industry. Railinc is modernizing how it implements rules and processes in their applications. The program covers all 6 product lines and [...]

AllAnalytics recently asked its readers “What is the greatest danger spot for analytics projects?” and the results are pretty clear. Here’s a snapshot (the percentages have been pretty stable): Top of the heap is “Identifying the Business Problem” with over 40% Then it’s a close run thing between “Data sourcing” and “Putting data into action”, both at 20% [...]

I am giving an online class Introduction to Decision Management in three 90 minute sessions November 17,18,19 Decision Management allows the effective automation of decision-making combined with increased business agility and greater effectiveness. Decision Management is a proven approach for adopting business rules and predictive analytics technology. Used with these technologies, Decision Management improves risk management and [...]

I am giving an online class Introduction to Decision Management in three 90 minute sessions August 25,26,27 Decision Management allows the effective automation of decision-making combined with increased business agility and greater effectiveness. Decision Management is a proven approach for adopting business rules and predictive analytics technology. Used with these technologies, Decision Management improves risk management [...]

I am giving a webinar on Sell Business Rules to your Boss with Progress on July 14th at Noon ET: You know and understand the key issues you face on a day to day basis. But does your boss? Often times you are faced with developing a new business application requiring complex logic or lots of [...]

We have just released an updated version of Maximizing the Value of Business Rules Components of a BRMSDecision Management streamlines and focuses business rules projects for faster, more effective deployment. Business Rules Management Systems (BRMS) deliver on the promise of costs savings, agility and happy customers. Yet for many organizations, these efforts remain point solutions. Decision [...]

A short video in which I discuss the past and future of Decision Management as part of celebrating IBM Press’ 10th year. I published Decision Management Systems:A Practical Guide to Using Business Rules and Predictive Analytics with IBM Press at the end of 2011 and you can but it direct from IBM Press here or amazon.com here.

A very high powered executive panel – Bob LeBlanc, 6GMs and a Global Leader from GBS – took questions. No particular structure but here are some key takeaways: IBM has made, and continues to make, investments in a broad range of flexible cloud approaches supporting public, private, hybrid and localized cloud. It sees the flexibility [...]

While many, most, organizations know they need to focus on business processes, a matching focus on operational decisions is less common. The effective combination of Business Process Management (BPM) with Business Decision Management (BDM) is emerging as a critical element in successful organizations. BPMInstitute.org has been providing insight and education on the relationship between business rules/Business Decision Management [...]

Please describe your current role and title DecisionViz is a management consultant that helps companies build leadership in the processes, people, and culture around data visualization. We work with senior management to elevate visualization from the activity of reporting and making charts to being integrated with their daily decision-making. I founded the company in 2012. [...]

I am giving a webinar on TechBlue. Many government organizations are coping with aging legacy systems that are costly to maintain, difficult to change and lack the modern architecture needed to satisfy today’s consumer. Instead of trying to replace an entire system with the high risks and costs involved in such a project, these government organizations [...]

I am giving a webinar with Predixion Software on The Power of Embedded Predictive Analytics, September 5th at 2pm Eastern. This is being given in conjunction with the Product Development and Management Association but is open to anyone. Enterprise Software is an intensely competitive business and products that don’t stay ahead in the race to add [...]

The white paper of the week this week is Becoming a Decision-Centric Enterprise Organisations face many challenges in today’s business climate. Organisations whose success or failure is determined by the decisions they make are handicapped by systems that are centered on processes or functions. As a result, these organisations struggle to improve business productivity while [...]

I am speaking at the Insurance Analytics Symposium (October 17-18) on Overcoming Barriers to Predictive Analytic Success – Before You Hit Them at 11:30am ET on Friday October 18. Maximizing the value of predictive analytics is a clear driver of future success in the insurance business. Yet many predictive analytic efforts fail to deliver hoped for business [...]

A new week and a new white paper. This week’s is Becoming a Decision-Centric Organization Organisations face many challenges in today’s business climate. Organisations whose success or failure is determined by the decisions they make are handicapped by systems that are centered on processes or functions. As a result, these organisations struggle to improve business productivity [...]

A new week and another new white paper. This week it is The Decisions at the Heart of Your Process How Decision Management simplifies business processes and improves results Companies applying Business Process Management can create simpler and more agile processes, and more flexible business applications, by externalizing decisions and applying business rules to effectively manage those [...]

Next session for me at FICO World is one focused on where customer decisioning is going. John Rymer of Forrester began by presenting some of the major trends found in a recent Forrester survey conducted for FICO: Customer modeling is getting much more sophisticated as companies try and understand large numbers of customers more precisely [...]

Stuart Wells, the CTO of FICO, came up to give the keynote and talk about FICO’s big cloud announcements: FICO Cloud-based Decision Management Platform (announcement here) FICO Analytic Cloud (announcement here and sign up here) Customer engagement applications  on this cloud platform announcement here (discussed also in this blog post). Stuart began with a couple of stories. [...]

The last item in the program here at IBM IMPACT before I go speak is a panel of General Managers led by Rob Leblanc. Interesting points included: Is a connected car a mobile data center or just a big, complex mobile device? Or both. How do CIOs partner with COOs to drive smarter process and [...]